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post #9631 of 14806
I was driving from NYC to PA and near (amish country) and saw a maroon McLaren F1 with florida license plates on the highway. Pretty ironic figuring we were so near where amish ride their horse drawn carriages on the highways (the carriages actually have turn signal lights!) from the lowest tech to super engineered racing machines.
post #9632 of 14806
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Interlagos Blue! Love it!

As for radar detectors, I'm reading phenomenal reviews of the Escort 9500ix. I'm very close to buying it.

Anyone have any experience with it?
I gave up on radar detectors with my last BMW because I still ended up getting two tickets. frown.gif I decided that the best approach for me was to use my cruise control religiously, even in the city.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against radar detectors at all, it's just that I was on the verge of facing serious consequences by a getting another ticket, so I decided the best approach for me was to not rely on it.
post #9633 of 14806
never had a radar detector and don't like clutter so no need for one
post #9634 of 14806
Looking into importing a BMW 600, or Fiat Multipla, anyone here have ANY experience with those cars?
post #9635 of 14806
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

i'm gonna see if BMWBJ is available in FL happy.gif

i have the Escort 9500ix. this thing is like Skynet. saves my ass once every 2-3 weeks (this is absolutely not an exaggeration), including this afternoon on Alligator Alley. there's an slightly elevated bridge and the cop was past the bridge, off the swale and hidden in the trees...and flicking his radar gun on and off in very short bursts at the lead cars in clumps of traffic.

the Escort warned me on my approach to the bridge, no sweat. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

It's available here!



Lol.

HRoi, that's sick. Looks like I'm going to have to get dat 9500ix. Reviews are fantastic.
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I gave up on radar detectors with my last BMW because I still ended up getting two tickets. frown.gif I decided that the best approach for me was to use my cruise control religiously, even in the city.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against radar detectors at all, it's just that I was on the verge of facing serious consequences by a getting another ticket, so I decided the best approach for me was to not rely on it.

What model radar detector were you using at the time?

(I hope it wasn't the 9500ix uhoh.gif)

Also, I've gotten two tickets since I started driving.. and... that reminds me, I have to take that stupid online driver's safety course again (6 hours!!)!! ffffuuuu.gif
post #9636 of 14806
That model wasn't available back then; it was 4 or 5 cars ago when I had one.
post #9637 of 14806
hey GreenFrog, apparently you can park your M5 down near Gramercy Park and be totally safe

post #9638 of 14806
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

That model wasn't available back then; it was 4 or 5 cars ago when I had one.

Hmm. I don't know how radar detectors were 4-5 years ago, but maybe give them another shot!

I just bought the 9500ix (30 minutes ago) and I haven't gotten a ticket yet -- seems to be working!

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hey GreenFrog, apparently you can park your M5 down near Gramercy Park and be totally safe


Lol, that's just begging to get keyed/towed.

Although.. the 458 is different. I can't imagine the type of person that would key a beaut like that. Nah, that shit would just get towed and probably damaged in the process frown.gif.
post #9639 of 14806
Four or 5 cars ago, not years. It was a little more than 10 years back.
post #9640 of 14806
The thing with radar detectors is you shouldn't drive around like you're suddenly invisible to cops. Practice the same situational awareness and don't drive like an asshole smile.gif

It's best used as a tool to improve your odds. The best way to never get ticketed is to never speed, but.....meh to that
post #9641 of 14806
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It's best used as a tool to improve your odds. The best way to never get ticketed is to never speed, but.....meh to that

 

Even if your intent is to never speed, you can still get distracted, make a mistake re the limit where you are, be going downhill and not realize, be passing someone near the limit, etc. That's why I have my V1.

 

~H

post #9642 of 14806
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Four or 5 cars ago, not years. It was a little more than 10 years back.

Whoops -- misread!

!! In that case, definitely consider a radar detector. I'm confident that today's detectors are leaps and bounds ahead of the ones available 10 years back.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

The thing with radar detectors is you shouldn't drive around like you're suddenly invisible to cops. Practice the same situational awareness and don't drive like an asshole smile.gif

It's best used as a tool to improve your odds. The best way to never get ticketed is to never speed, but.....meh to that

I do 70% city driving here and I'm a bit disappointed that I haven't run into any speed traps yet. Granted, I've only had my 9500ix for less than a day, but this is making me think I don't even need one anymore, lol.

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Anyway, won't be back home for another 10 days from now so I went on a late-night cruise. God.. dat V10 scream.

I'm going to miss her so much so that I'm already contemplating asking my manager to let me fly back home early :P
post #9643 of 14806

Anyone here know anything about the 380SL? A local-ish dealer has an '83, one owner and garage kept with only 44k miles for $8k. I asked and he said it's had the double timing chain upgrade done. I'm interested in this as a weekend/sunny day driver:

 

post #9644 of 14806
I looked it up on forums and they aren't exactly very enthusiastic about it there. But since the double row timing chain upgrade was done, and if there is no perforating rust on it, then I guess that if you bargain a bit, it should be ok, especially at that price with this small mileage.
post #9645 of 14806
i think that generation is something of a good deal once you get the Euro bumpers and headlights done to them, and let the design really sing. They look very classic and extremely elegant, but have the qualities of something a little more modern.
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